|Relatives of wild plants from eastern North America, Coneflowers brighten perennial borders and meadow and wild gardens with months of late season color. Flowers are daisy-like in shades of orange and yellow, and some are double-petaled. Tall, tough, and easy to grow in all but soggy soils, they are cheerful and showy in a vase. Annuals are available in cell packs in spring, or sow directly in the garden like other wildflowers. Perennials are sold in containers in spring.
This short-lived perennial, often grown as annual, is the state flower of Maryland. Different strains exist with different flower colors and of different mature heights. Hardy to 0° F.
Attributes - Rudbeckia hirta
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Early Fall
Flower Color: Orange, Red, Yellow
Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.